Kate Lawler has shared her first family photograph since her daughter Noa was born in February.
The new mother, 40, took to Instagram on Sunday to share a rare snap of her with her partner of seven years, Martin, together with their baby girl and two dogs, Baxter and Shirley.
She wore a yellow and black cheetah print maxi dress with a thigh-high slit along with a pair of furry cream slippers for the family portrait.
Family: Kate Lawler took to Instagram on Sunday to share her first family photograph since her daughter Noa was born in February with partner Martin and her two dogs
Kate cradled baby Noa, who is now seven weeks old, in her arms and documented the milestone in the caption, writing: ‘Our first family photo together. ❤️’
Her fiancé Martin, also known affectionately as Boj, held their two pups on his lap, completing the family photo.
In another snap taken from behind the camera lens, the doting parents gaze affectionately at their newborn daughter.
The former Big Brother star was all glammed up for the camera, wearing make-up and a red lip, as she revealed the gorgeous pic was taken while filming for MTV’s Celebrity Bumps.
Adorable: The new mother, 40, cradled baby Noa, who is now seven weeks old, in her arms and documented the milestone in the caption, writing: ‘Our first family photo together’
Kate gave an insight into the behind-the-scenes of filming for the show, which documents their journey from pregnancy to parenthood, saying that it was ‘so much fun to be part of’ but the days they filmed after the birth were ‘tough’.
The first-time mother had a ‘complicated birth’ after her waters broke 11 days before her due date and four days before her planned caesarean section.
The Virgin Radio host detailed in her caption that she ‘broke down in tears’ while filming in the days after giving birth as she ‘felt terrible’ keeping the crew waiting late and was ‘exhausted’.
Behind-the-scenes: In another snap taken from behind the camera lens while filming for MTV’s Celebrity Bumps, the doting parents gaze affectionately at their newborn daughter
She wrote: ‘These pics were taken on the final day of filming for MTV’s Celebrity Bumps a few weeks ago and as you can see from the photos, the crew were shooting from the waist up, hence our delightful slippers on show.
‘This was so much fun to be part of but the three days we filmed after the birth were tough.
‘We were late starting, I broke down in tears because I felt terrible keeping the crew waiting and I was exhausted but I kept it together on camera and the crew were so understanding and kind, we couldn’t have asked for a nicer bunch of peeps to work with. They also took some fab behind the scenes pics for us.’
Camera ready: Kate gave an insight into filming for the show saying that it was ‘so much fun to be part of’ but the days they filmed after she gave birth were ‘tough’
Candid: The radio host detailed in her caption that she ‘broke down in tears’ while filming as she ‘felt terrible’ keeping the crew waiting late and was ‘exhausted’
Kate has been candid on social media about her journey into motherhood and recently detailed her feelings of loneliness amid the coronavirus pandemic.
She shared a series of candid snaps while breastfeeding Noa in the early hours of Wednesday morning, as she admitted she misses seeing her friends and family.
The make-up free star wore a leopard print top from New Look as she pointed to an owl in her wallpaper for the photo uploaded to her Instagram Story.
Honest: Kate shared a series of snaps while breastfeeding her baby girl Noa in the early hours of Wednesday morning, detailed her feelings of loneliness amid the pandemic
Kate captioned the image: ‘I miss my family. I miss my friends. I miss messing around on Instastories with you guys. At least I have Audrey the owl.
‘We keep each other company during night feeds,’ (sic) she said before adding a thought bubble coming from the owl and penning: ‘Her roots are hideous.’
She continued to document their night feed revealing that she finished feeding her baby just before sunrise.
Sharing another natural selfie, she said: ‘Finishing a night feed around 6am and trying to go back to sleep in summer is not fun. How noisy are the birds at this time? [laughing face emoji].’ (sic)
‘At least I have Audrey the owl’: The new mother has been candid on social media about her journey into motherhood and admitted she misses seeing her friends and family
‘How noisy are the birds at this hour?’ Kate subsequently revealed that she finished feeding her baby just before sunrise as she shared another natural selfie
Kate’s not had the easiest of times since welcoming her daughter, recently admitting she was ‘at breaking point’ and in ‘the darkest place’.
Little Noa has been taken into hospital three times in three weeks since she was welcomed into the world, and Kate has documented their journey on social media.
Earlier this month, Kate admitted she felt guilty about wanting to stop breastfeeding her daughter but said she is considering switching to formula soon, likening breastfeeding to ‘a workout’.
The star told her followers she finds breastfeeding ‘so demanding’ and is often exhausted after.
Tough: Kate’s had a tough time since welcoming her daughter, who taken into hospital three times in three weeks, and she recently said that she finds breastfeeding ‘so demanding’
She penned: ‘I’ve done just over five weeks but considering switching to formula as it’s so demanding and my let-down is so fast I’m basically water boarding Noa every time she latches the poor little potato.’
Kate explained it was the ‘pressure from healthcare professionals and others’ that was making her feel guilty.
She said: ‘Expressing for a few minutes beforehand has helped though. I know a happy baby is a fed baby but the pressure from healthcare professionals and others, along with my stubbornness makes me feel guilty about stopping.
‘It’s just so time consuming and does anyone else feel exhausted after feeding? It’s like a bloody workout. No wonder you burn up to 500 calories per feed! Hats off to anyone who does this for longer. Also so many of you have said ‘get Boj (Martin’s nickname) to help’.
‘Since day one he’s fed Noa a bottle of expressed milk each day and is currently staying up with her until 3am so I can sleep and then take over. I don’t know what I’d do without him.’
Cute! Kate admitted she felt guilty about wanting to stop breastfeeding her daughter but said she is considering switching to formula soon, likening breastfeeding to ‘a workout’
Last month, the first-time mum thanked her fans for their ‘love and support’ after she shared an emotional post where she admitted she was at ‘breaking point’.
She said she’d been ‘blown away’ by the response to her candid post after she confessed she feels like she’s ‘failing’ while hitting back at trolls who questioned why she shared a picture of her two dogs on Mother’s Day.
Taking to Instagram, Kate revealed other parents had messaged her saying they also felt they ‘couldn’t admit’ how they were feeling.
Writing a lengthy caption, Kate said: ‘Initially I felt scared about posting it because of a fear I’d be labelled insensitive or ungrateful but THANK YOU, it was the right thing to do.
‘So many people have reached out, sent messages of love, support, advice & understanding. Just because you’ve chosen and been fortunate enough to conceive, carry and birth a little human, it doesn’t mean that it’s all sunshine & rainbows.
‘For some it’s dark, stormy & no parent should have to pretend it’s going well when it isn’t. It’s okay to feel s**t.’
‘It’s ok to feel s**t’: Last month, the first-time mum thanked her fans for their ‘love and support’ after she shared an emotional post where she admitted she was at ‘breaking point’